Land Of A Thousand Fnords

(Hat tip to FSK for introducing us to this new word "fnord".)

If you don't grok the word "fnord" , there's not really much we can do to help you. If you do grok it, there's not really much we need to do.

With that out of the way, it would seem to us that there are two kinds of fnords lurking about in modern discourse: evil fnords and stupid fnords. Just for fun, we decided to list a few of our favorites, segregated by type. (Note that we are merely alluding to them, not necessarily quoting them verbatim. It should also be noted that most fnords are evil, in that they are designed to cause you to behave in a way that is not in your best interests.)

Evil fnords:
"right-wing extremist". This is a particularly pernicious fnord used by statist collectivists to demoniza anyone less collectivist than FDR.

"domestic violence". Since this is used for the two-fold purpose of demonizing men as being particularly and uniquely violent, while at the same time obscuring female domestic violence, it becomes more evil than stupid.

"unskilled labor". Every job requires some level of skill. Accepting this fnord means that you will also most likely accept the idea that your work is worth less than its true value to the people you're working for.

"________ rights". Anytime someone starts to hold forth about any kind of rights except Constitutional rights, you can be sure your Constitutional rights are about to be violated.

"hate". The Lunatic Left uses "hate" to describe anything they don't like; e.g. "hate speech" is any expression they don't like or can't successfully argue against.

"misspoke". Whenever you hear this one, be sure that the person who "misspoke" said exactly what he or she meant, but got caught in a firestorm of protest and is desperately trying to back-pedal.

"disadvantaged". This is just another way of saying "parasites". Yes, there are people born blind, retarded, crippled, etc.. This is a true disadvantage in life. But when you hear people speak of "disadvantaged", this is not what they mean 99% of the time. What they're referring to is the welfare parasites who make bad choices in life and then expect the rest of us to make it all better.

"control". When you hear people in the political arena talking about "control", you can rest assured that what they want to control is you.

Stupid fnords:
"Mainstream media". The dominant news media in this country (mostly ABCNNBCBS and National Propaganda Radio) are so far out of the mainstream that they don't even know where it is.

"right wing"/"left wing". These two yin-and-yang fnords are used by collectivists all over the political map to snooker everyone else into accepting their distortion of the political landscape . Once you learn to see through this particular fnord, you find yourself in a much larger political world.

"reverse discrimination/racism". Discrimination is discrimination and racism is racism, no matter who the target is.


At 7:07 AM, August 30, 2009, Blogger Ted Amadeus said...


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